SRU Good News for Oct. 19, 2009
SRU in good company on 'Saviors of Our Cities' national report
Slippery Rock University is among national institutions of higher learning included in the recent "Saviors of Our Cities - Honor Roll" national ranking report released by Evan S. Dobelle at the recent Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities conference in Philadelphia. The ranking rates the impact a college or university has on its local community.
The annual report is an extension of Dobelle's original survey and ranking of civically engaged colleges and universities that first appears in 2006. In his view, "civic engagement" refers to the positive economic, social and cultural impact that institution of higher education have upon the cities in which they reside. The "Honor Roll" cites those institutions that have figured prominently in lengthy cooperative efforts with community leaders to rehabilitate the cities around them, using their money and expertise to further the projects.
The rankings reflect the institution's engagement impact on the community through its programs and initiative that positively affect the greater part of their metropolitan areas.
The University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California tied for first place in the ranking. The University of Pittsburgh was second, Drexel University was No. 10 and Carnegie Mellon University was 19. The listed identified 75 "Honor Roll" institutions. SRU was named to the Honor Roll along with Allegheny, Franklin and Marshall and Kings colleges; and Bucknell, Temple and the University of Scranton. No other Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institutions were ranked.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.
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